The green Muggio Valley in Ticino. A Swiss cultural landscape like in a fairy tale / © Photo: Georg Berg

The green Muggio Valley in Ticino

The sparsely populated Valle di Muggio above Lake Lugano is the southernmost valley in Ticino. Chestnut forest alternates with dry meadows and orchards

The Cantine of Gabriela Monfredini in Melide. The cellars of the former natural cellar now house a kitchen and a dining room with a long table / © Photo: Georg Berg

Ticino cuisine on Lake Lugano

Many fish swim in Lake Lugano: trout, pike, tench, chub. Gabriella Monfredini serves them as host of Swiss Tavolata in her cantine.

Sion with the castles Valère and Tourbillon surrounded by vineyards / © Photo: Georg Berg

Sion: city – country – wine

Valais is the largest wine-growing region in Switzerland. Whether on a city tour, an e-bike tour or hiking tours, Valais wine is always a big topic

In Erschmatt, the rye breads typical of the Swiss canton of Valais are baked / © Photo: Georg Berg

Rye bread baking experience

In Erschmatt, rye bread has been baked for centuries as a community event. Once a year, in December, they heat up the old oven in the community center

Narrow streets and the city hall of Basel / © Photo: Georg Berg

Food tour in Basel

Basel offers a self-guided food tour. Under your own direction, you can reach restaurants with special concepts and get a lot for 29 Swiss francs.

Saffron harvest in Switzerland / © Photo: Georg Berg

Saffron, spice and remedy

Saffron gives an incomparable aroma. It would be too bad and too expensive to use saffron only as a coloring agent. About the cultivation in Valais and Morocco.

Basel City Hall / © Photo: Georg Berg

Basel on the Rhine

The Swiss border and trading city of Basel is home to Switzerland’s oldest university, 46 museums and has served as a refuge for many a maverick thinker

Early in the morning, the snow is cleared away in front of the entrance portal in winter / © Photo: Georg Berg

Waldhaus Sils in the Engadine

The Waldhaus Sils is a nostalgic place full of stories about its illustrious guests. The grand hotel in the Upper Engadine has been writing hotel history since 1908.

Façade decoration of the Hechler family at the Hotel Krone in Weil am Rhein / © Photo: Georg Berg

Hotel Krone in Weil am Rhein

A harmonious triad of culture, design and wine in the boutique hotel between Vitra Campus and Fondation Beyeler. Star architects and designers meet here

Permalink of the original version in German: